Monthly Archives: March 2011

Legislative Recap: Week Eleven

Tweet This week was sort of like being in the eye of a hurricane.  After last week's very busy Crossover Day things were quiet as Committees considered the bills that were sent over from the Senate.  Next week will begin to get busier as we approach day 40 and the end of this year's Legislative…

Legislative Recap: Week Ten

Tweet Wednesday March 16th was the 30th Legislative Day, also known as Crossover Day. According to House and Senate rules a bill must pass one body by the 30th day in order to be considered by the other body.  Consequently we were in session for a long time on both Monday and Wednesday, considering a…

Legislative Recap: Week Nine

Tweet Friday, March 11, 2011, marked the 28th legislative day of the General Assembly’s annual session. With Crossover Day (Day 30) and Sine Die (Day 40, the final legislative day) quickly approaching, we are busier than ever under the Gold Dome. We passed several important pieces of Legislation this week and here are a few highlights. HB326, Governor…

Legislative Recap: Week Eight

Tweet Another week is done and this week the State House passed several important pieces of Legislation. On Tuesday we passed HB326,  Governor Deal's proposal to fix two of the three educational programs funded by lottery revenue (the HOPE Scholarship, the HOPE Grant). The highlights are:  Pay 90% of tuition and no fees or books.  The 90%…

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